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Picture yourself spending some time with congenial friends, sharing your lives and pictures from your cell phones." They're curious about that cool game, song, movie, camping trip, art show, or other event that fascinated you. You talk about all kinds of stuff, poetry, styles, personal achievements, relationships, and bad days. You can share your inner child, and laugh together. They sympathetically listen to your feelings about serious topics like politics or climate change, even when they don't agree.

Personal validation comes from paying attention to one another, giving more than you get. Everyone respects you and themselves, despite our amazing range of personal tastes and interests. They'll tell you they don't agree with an idea or behavior without implying you're a bad person or somehow deficient. It's an "I'm OK, You're OK" kind of fellowship, where nobody tries to make himself look better by picking on somebody else.

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Are You a Patriot? (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller 5 minutes ago. 7 Replies

You might think that Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian, would be stepping outside of her comfort zone in tackling the concept of patriotism.  As it turns out, not only does she have a proper handle on the term and its implications, she also…Continue

Tags: patriot, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

We Don't Want Your (Atheist) Money! (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Grinning Cat 8 hours ago. 11 Replies

I suppose I've heard stories like this before:Conscientious atheist donates money to worthy cause.Worthy cause initially accepts money.Worthy cause discovers source of donation.Worthy cause rejects donation.Swell, eh?  Well Matt Willbourne of…Continue

Tags: American Baptist Churches Association, Murrow Indian Children's Home, The Thinking Atheist, Seth Andrews

The Ark Encounter: A Less than Grand Opening (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Grinning Cat on Monday. 24 Replies

The day finally arrived.  Ken Ham's Ark Encounter opened on 7 July, 2016 ... to something a bit less than Disney-sized crowds, and more than a couple dissenting voices!  Seth Andrews has gathered a quartet of significant participants in the protest…Continue

Tags: Tracey Moody, Dan Broadbent, Seth Andrews, David Silverman, AronRa

Surreal, I haz it

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Idaho Spud Aug 14. 91 Replies

Surreal, not just found in art.Continue

Tags: surreal

Wedding Haka - Subtitled & translated

Started by Joan Denoo Aug 13. 0 Replies

I ran across a video of a wedding in which a group of wedding guests celebrated with a performance of a traditional Māori ancestral war dance, called a Haka. It was intended for sons, however, the women have joined in a participation of…Continue

Tags: new, traditions., women, men, Haka

Onward (Unpaid) Christian Soldiers (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Chris G Aug 13. 1 Reply

Proselytizing in the military is a dirty little secret most radical christians would rather didn't get out.  Well, never let it be said that America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers, was ever a wallflower where a pit bull was needed!  In the following…Continue

Tags: Military Religious Freedom Foundation, MRFF, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

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Comment by Qiana-Maieev on April 22, 2016 at 2:16am

Lost its temper over the lies?

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on April 22, 2016 at 1:58am

Maybe there is a God.

Comment by Plinius on April 21, 2016 at 11:53pm

And there's space for more improvement...

Comment by Donald L. Engel on April 21, 2016 at 4:39pm

Hey Bert, don't mess with their minds.  They're trying to handle LGBT right now, and spelling is way down on their list.

Comment by Qiana-Maieev on April 21, 2016 at 3:03pm

Right.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on April 21, 2016 at 2:59pm

Comment by Ian Mason on April 20, 2016 at 12:39pm

Those are good principles, Bertold.

Randall, doing nothing is sometimes the best treatment.

We're having a couple of sunny days at the moment before Winter gives a little encore at the weekend so I've been making the most of it and going jogging in the woods. The anemonies are flowering and the trees are in bud; there fore a little topical tune. The Flower Duet from Lakme.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M9NK-EbUAao

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on April 19, 2016 at 9:08am

The seven tenets of The Temple of Satan:

Valerie Tarico contends that these are ethically superior to the ten commandments!

Anyone who is familiar with the Ten Commandments will immediately recognize that these seven tenets offer an easier path to equanimity than do the famous Ten. The first of the Ten Commandments—Thou shalt have no other gods before me—asserts the primacy of a single deity rather than the primacy of compassion and empathy. It prescribes competition between religious worldviews, the very antagonism expressed by Christian students in Bremerton and Christian callers from across the country. More broadly, the seven tenets emphasize positive, pro-social values rather than bad behaviors to be avoided. They largely express egalitarian values that transcend tribal boundaries, in contrast to the Ten Commandments, which endorse the view that women, slaves and livestock are possessions of men. They invite inquiry rather than certitude and individuality over tribalism.
Comment by Loren Miller on April 19, 2016 at 6:59am

"Frustrating" doesn't begin to say it, Randall.  I'm just hoping we're back to being able to post comments!

Comment by Randall Smith on April 19, 2016 at 6:53am

The fish and puppy photo reminds me of all those other unusual animal "pal" stories. Pretty amazing.

I'm hoping A/N is back to normal now. It got very frustrating.

My hips are 95% healthy now. Everybody kept telling me to go to the doctor or chiropractor, but I knew that time was the best healer. I know my body better than anybody.

 

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